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Feb
5
comment Why does Windows default to MS Word to edit .html files?
@GaneshR. I would too, but Notepad is at least installed on any Windows default installation, and works as an HTML editor. I'm sure lots of people have their own preferred text file editor, though.
Feb
5
comment Sound only from the right speaker
@Enigma Now that is odd. It'd certainly be frustrating!
Feb
5
comment Sound only from the right speaker
@Enigma Edited. Also made mention of double-checking the cables behind the computer, as I realized that it might be related, and is a good thing to check.
Feb
5
comment Sound only from the right speaker
@Enigma It is my opinion that Windows is sending a stereo audio signal to his speakers, hence getting sound from two of his speakers. For whatever reason, I believe the left channel is being routed to his subwoofer. He said he believes it's not a hardware issue after trying various configurations, which is why I mentioned this solution. Perhaps Windows isn't properly detecting his speaker setup and so he has to manually tell it to send a 5.1 channel signal.
Feb
4
comment Gateway NV59C (Windows 7) Connecting to a tv via HDMI
@AubreyPerkins Is this when the TV is hooked up to the HDMI port and displaying a picture? On my laptop, an entry won't appear until I connect an external display to the HDMI port.
Feb
1
comment Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables?
@DanielBeck It wasn't clear that the question was concerning micro USB A to micro USB B. I interpreted it as A to A.
Jan
31
comment Motherboard went up in flames
@alroc Good point.
Jan
31
comment Motherboard went up in flames
@alroc I'm curious what kind of electronic defect in the PSU could cause such a thing, but I will defer to your experience, since it seems people are contesting my statement, anyway.
Jan
18
comment Sony Vaio SVT13126CGS touchscreen won't swipe in Windows 8
What does it report when you open up System Properties? Under the System section, next to "Touch:", it should say something about there being Windows Touch support.
Jan
10
comment Best console editor for writing a … novel? :)
emacs and vim are generally the go-to console text editors in Linux. [La]TeX is the go-to markup language for formatting the text, if you're not going to use an Office suite (or anything WYSIWYG).
Jan
7
comment Installed Ubuntu 11.10, got a blank screen upon login
@user185096 So, when you run startx, you get the same black screen?
Jan
7
comment Installed Ubuntu 11.10, got a blank screen upon login
Yes, startx is a command that starts the windowing environment. So you will need to log in at the text prompt first before you can run that.
Jan
1
comment Can one write on those new Windows 8 touchscreen ultrabooks with a stylus?
This is true but some Windows 8 tablets/ultrabooks do have active digitizers. See my answer.
Jan
1
comment Motherboard went up in flames
@BenVoigt That is true. However, unless the PSU catches fire itself, I doubt it would cause problems such as what was pictured. Poor power regulation can cause hardware failure, but I doubt it could cause the motherboard to catch fire.
Dec
17
comment Why is my mouse randomly deselecting and unclicking?
@Coldblackice Good luck!
Dec
17
comment pen cursor in OneNote can be hard to see when using tablet peripheral
Aha! Well, then, that makes a lot more sense!
Dec
17
comment pen cursor in OneNote can be hard to see when using tablet peripheral
Yes, though I still wonder why you would desire to see the cursor when you're using a digitizer pen? Just point and tap where you want to tap. When I lift the pen off, the cursor is as good as disappeared, to me. (I've used a pen with OneNote quite often).
Dec
12
comment Is a there a shortcut key to go to a specific window?
The <kbd>Win</kbd>+<kbd>*number*</kbd> shortcut. It will focus the specific window without having to go through <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>Tab</kbd>.
Dec
12
comment Is a there a shortcut key to go to a specific window?
This is the Windows-native and correct solution.
Dec
11
comment Why is my mouse randomly deselecting and unclicking?
Have you tried a different mouse? Have you tried plugging the receiver into a different USB port? Have you added any new devices to your computer that connects over USB (or in general)?